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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/06/2022.

Band 5 Mental Health Practitioner - £5,000 Welcome Bonus!

Job Reference: 313-A-21-105765-SG5

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
CAMHS Inpatient
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£25,655 to £31,534 SUBJECT TO BANDING

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

**Please note this role is subject to indicative banding**

We are offering a £5,000 welcome to LPT bonus and will refund your Professional Registration costs - see below for more information

Be part of something amazing!

We are looking to recruit Band 5 Registered Mental Health Practitioners (MHP’s) to provide high quality compassionate care and wellbeing for all on our CAMHs inpatient unit.

We are particularly interested in applications from those with an Occupational Therapy, Social Work or any Nursing background.

In Autumn 2020, our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)’ inpatient provision was expanded and updated by opening a brand new, purpose-built 15-bed facility, ‘The Beacon’, on the Glenfield Hospital site on the outskirts of Leicester City. The Beacon is located alongside other mental health inpatient facilities run by Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) and offers inpatient mental health care to young people aged 13 – 18 suffering from acute mental health difficulties, including eating disorders.

We are looking for motivated, proactive, enthusiastic, and caring professionals to be part of our well established multi-disciplinary team, which comprises of a Consultant Psychiatrist, as well as Psychology, Psychotherapy, Family Therapy and Nursing staff. Whilst on the ward you will be responsible for assessing, planning and implementing evidence-based care to service users who are acutely unwell. You will also take part in running shifts and coordinating and delegating duties to the nursing team. The inpatient service is continually developing and exploring ways to increase practitioner expertise to offer a wider range of therapies. Whilst working on the ward, you will be expected to work shifts covering 7 days a week, including early, late and night shifts.

To meet the needs of the new unit, we will offer training to ensure staff are skilled to the highest standards. We are also able to offer a rolling monthly training programme for all staff. At LPT, we believe that everyone is a leader, and will offer opportunities for you to nurture and further develop your leadership skills and abilities.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health expertise and experience is desirable, but NOT essential, as we recognize that equivalent skills and experience in adult mental health and physical health are easily transferable. In addition, as outlined above, we offer opportunities to enhance your existing skills and learn new ones.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Paul Howley Matron-


This post attracts a Welcome Bonus. This comprises of an initial payment of £1,800 pro rata to hours worked, payable with your first salary, a further payment of £1,800 pro rata to hours worked after 12 months service and a final payment of £1,400 pro rata to hours worked after 18 months service.  Qualifying criteria and Scheme Rules do apply and are available upon request.

In addition to the above we will refund your professional Registration on a monthly pro rata basis.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For rostered areas, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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